Dark at Dawn

This was the week where I really took notice that the days were getting shorter. Not so much at the end of the day, but in the morning.


I was half way to the campus when I stopped to flush some of the morning’s coffee into the shrubbery and took this picture. The water looked black and the rising sun was still low in the sky. It was close to 7.30 am. A few more weeks and I’ll be having to ride with lights again in the morning and for the return trip.

A sure sign of the changing seasons. Another sign is the lack of bicycle traffic on the bike paths. Come on people, I know it’s near the end of September but the weather is still totally bike-worthy! Don’t put away your HPVs just yet.

Keep pedaling!

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5 Responses to Dark at Dawn

  1. Rollo says:

    I feel for the shrubbery. Oddly enough, I noticed the same thing this week but in the other direction. It’s only a matter of time until the sun is walking me up at 4am and I’m wondering why we don’t have daylight savings over here.

    • James says:

      No daylight savings at all down yonder? I never knew that. As for the early sun rise, I am missing it already. The darker it is, the harder it is to rouse myself in the morning. Yet my boss still expects me to be in the office at the same time. I just don’t get it!

  2. Rollo says:

    Some states have it but not Western Australia. We’ve voted against it in three referendums in my life time. Fades the curtains, you know.

    • James says:

      It is such a bugger on fine fabric. You boys know what’s right when it comes to the finer things in life!

      • Rollo says:

        When the curtain-friendly early-morning sun wakes me up, my consolation is in all the beer I’ve bought with money saved from curtain shopping down the years.

        Personally, I think we just like voting no to stuff here. We should rephrase the question to: Don’t you think we shouldn’t have no daylight savings? Then, we’d have the satisfaction of voting no plus more sensible summer hours. Either that or slip Apple a few bucks to launch daylight savings and we’d have everyone camping out for it.

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